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U.S. has administered 187 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines, CDC says

- The United States had administered 187,047,131 doses of COVID-19 vaccines and distributed 237,796,105 doses as of Sunday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. Those figures are up from the 183,467,709 doses the CDC said had been administered by April 10, out...


Schauffele laments 'perfect' shot that ended Masters chance

By Andrew Both AUGUSTA, Ga. - Two years after finishing one stroke behind champion Tiger Woods at the Masters, Xander Schauffele endured more disappointment when what he thought was a "perfect" shot finished in the water and cost him a chance of winning on Sunday. Wh...

China's Alibaba says to lower entry barriers after record antitrust fine

SHANGHAI -Alibaba Group will introduce measures to lower entry barriers and business costs faced by merchants on e-commerce platforms, CEO Daniel Zhang said on Monday, after an antitrust probe found the firm had abused its dominant market position. China on Saturday imposed a record 1...

Golf: Japan's Matsuyama hangs on to make history with Masters win

By Andrew Both AUGUSTA, Ga. - Hideki Matsuyama overcame a potentially ruinous moment to become the first Japanese man to win a major championship with a one-shot Masters victory over Will Zalatoris at Augusta National on Sunday. Matsuyama, who started the day with a ...

Mainland China reports 16 new COVID-19 cases vs 10 a day earlier

SHANGHAI -Mainland China reported 16 new COVID-19 cases on April 11, up from 10 cases a day earlier, the country's national health authority said on Monday. The National Health Commission, in a statement, said 14 of the new cases were imported infections originating from overseas, whi...

Golf: Masters moment unable to shake Zalatoris

By Andrew Both AUGUSTA, Ga. - Will Zalatoris had been waiting for his Masters moment his entire life and when it came on Sunday, not even golf's biggest stage was enough to intimidate the fearless 24-year-old American finishing solo second one shot behind winner Hideki Matsuyama. ...

Far-left candidate Castillo leads Peruvian presidential race -Ipsos exit poll

By Marco Aquino LIMA - Far-left candidate Pedro Castillo is leading the Peruvian presidential race with 16.1% of the vote, followed by conservative Keiko Fujimori and liberal economist Hernando de Soto, tied in second place with 11.9%, according to anIpsos exit poll released on S...

Alibaba says to lower entry barriers, business costs of merchants

SHANGHAI - Alibaba Group will introduce measures to lower entry barriers and business costs faced by merchants on e-commerce platforms, CEO Daniel Zhang said on Monday, after an antitrust probe found the firm had abused its dominant market position. China, on Saturday, imposed a r...

SK Innovation shares rise 16.8% after $1.8 billion battery settlement

By Heekyong Yang and Joyce Lee SEOUL -Shares of SK Innovation Co rose 16.8% while LG Chem Ltd shares rose 4.1% on Monday after the South Korean battery makers agreed on a 2 trillion won ($1.8 billion) dispute settlement over electric-vehicle (EV) battery technology. LG E...

Asia off to cautious start ahead of earnings, U.S. data

By Wayne Cole SYDNEY - Asian shares started cautiously on Monday as investors wait to see if U.S. earnings can justify sky-high valuations, while bond markets could be tested by what should be very strong readings for U.S. inflation and retail sales this week. MSCI's...

UK MPs, business figures set up an independent commission to improve Brexit trade deal - FT

- A group of lawmakers in the United Kingdom and a few business figures have formed an independent commission to improve Britain's trade deal with the European Union and the rest of the world, the Financial Times reported https://www.ft.com/content/2bf9d562-f7ac-46f0-b8eb-8ded2206bfcc. ...

Australia abandons COVID-19 vaccination targets after new advice on AstraZeneca shots

By Paulina Duran SYDNEY - Australia has abandoned a goal to vaccinate nearly all of its 26 million population by the end of 2021 following advice that people under the age of 50 take Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine rather than AstraZeneca's shot. Australia, which had banke...

Analysis: Chinese tech start-ups pull IPO plans as Beijing tightens scrutiny

By Samuel Shen and Scott Murdoch SHANGHAI/HONG KONG - A growing number of Chinese tech start-ups are cancelling plans to list on Nasdaq-style markets at home with some eyeing Hong Kong share sales instead, as regulators tighten scrutiny of IPO applicants after the halting of Ant G...

Ecuador counts votes in presidential runoff with socialism on the horizon

By Alexandra Valencia QUITO - Ecuador's elections council on Sunday counted votes in an unexpectedly tight presidential runoff that has hinged on whether to maintain the pro-market policies of the last four years or return to the socialism of the preceding decade. Le...

Golf-Japan's Matsuyama wins Masters for maiden major victory

AUGUSTA, Ga. -Hideki Matsuyama won the Masters at Augusta National by one shot over Will Zalatoris on Sunday to become the first Japanese man to win a major. Matsuyama, who started the day with a four-shot lead over a quartet that included playing competitor Xander Schauffele and Mast...

Soccer-DAZN investigates into service failure after Serie A blackout

MILAN -Sport streaming app DAZN said on Sunday it was investigating disruptions affecting its services after complaints from Italian users for being unable to watch live Serie A games Inter Milan-Cagliari and Hellas Verona-Lazio on the platform. The online sports broadcaster, which in...

Confidence among UK finance chiefs hits record high - Deloitte

LONDON - Confidence among big businesses in Britain about their profits in the year ahead has hit a record high, helped by the country's coronavirus vaccinations and hopes for less Brexit disruption, a survey of chief finance officers showed. After the biggest hit to Britain's eco...

UK investors expand anti-slavery push to construction, materials sectors

By Simon Jessop LONDON - A UK investor coalition that presses companies to unearth modern-day slavery in their supply chains said on Monday it was going to expand its campaign into the construction and materials sectors. The 'Find It, Fix It, Prevent It' initiative -...

Brazil sees 1,803 COVID-19 deaths; Chinese vaccine found 50.7% effective against variant

SAO PAULO - Brazil on Sunday recorded 1,803 new COVID-19 deaths, as a large study found that a Chinese vaccine that has become the linchpin in the country's vaccination campaign is 50.7% effective against the infectious new homegrown variant known as P1. Brazil, which has in recen...

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Chilean authorities on Sunday backed the country's widespread use of the COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by Chinese firm Sinovac after China's top disease official appeared to make conflicting statements about its efficacy.

By Kate Abnett BRUSSELS - A majority of residents of European cities support a Europe-wide phaseout of combustion engine car sales from 2030 to reduce planet-warming emissions, a YouGov poll conducted on behalf of environmental campaigners said on Monday. Of 10,050 s...

A senior Apple Inc executive has agreed to testify before the U.S. Senate on competition issues related to mobile app stores, days after panel leaders criticized the company for refusing to appear.

By Martyn Herman LONDON - Manchester United underlined their 'comeback kings' tag by recovering from a first-half deficit to beat Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 on Sunday and cement their place in the Premier League's top four. Victories for Chelsea and Liverpool on Saturday ...

England's shops, hairdressers, gyms and pub gardens will reopen on Monday in what Prime Minister Boris Johnson said was a "major step" towards freedom from the restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic.

LONDON - England's shops, hairdressers, gyms and pub gardens will reopen on Monday in what Prime Minister Boris Johnson said was a "major step" towards freedom from the restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic. Hundreds of thousands of businesses have been closed since early Janua...

SEVILLE - Atletico Madrid returned to the top of La Liga with a 1-1 draw away to Real Betis on Sunday but did so at the expense of losing yet more players to injury, leaving their title hopes hanging by a thread. Diego Simeone's side got off to an ideal start when Yannick Carrasco...

By Andrew Both AUGUSTA, Ga. -Hideki Matsuyama, bidding to become the first Japanese man to win a major, held a commanding five-shot lead over Masters rookie Will Zalatoris midway through his final round at Augusta National on Sunday. Matsuyama, who began the day with a f...

FLORENCE, Italy - Atalanta climbed back into the top four in Serie A as Josip Ilicic's second-half penalty earned his side a thrilling 3-2 victory at Fiorentina on Sunday. Serie A top goalscorers Atalanta raced into a two-goal lead inside 40 minutes thanks to a double from strik...

The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen on Sunday intercepted and destroyed six explosive-laden drones launched by Iran-aligned Houthis towards the kingdom, Saudi state TV reported.

SHEFFIELD -Arsenal kept alive their hopes of playing in European competition next season with a 3-0 win at Sheffield United who were left staring at relegation after Alexandre Lacazette scored twice and Gabriel Martinelli added another on Sunday. The result lifted Arsenal to ninth pla...